Raspberry Pi finds growing application in professional development projects

first_img Continue Reading Previous DFI: credit card sized fanless embedded systemNext ARCCORE becomes a part of Vector For more in-depth information on applying the Raspberry Pi in commercial applications, check out these other articles in this AspenCore Special Project: Raspberry Pi Quietly Entering Professional Service — The Raspberry Pi’s combination of computer power and low cost has been attracting the interest of professional designers looking for quicker solutions to complex applications.Beginner’s Guide to Sensor Interfacing — PIC, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi: If you can work with these three types of systems, then you can connect with just about anything.Design solutions: Latest MEMS and Sensor signal conditioning architectures — Signal conditioning options include not only analog operational amplifier solutions but discrete transistor, data converter, microcontroller, and algorithm-based solutions as well.Tip of the HAT to the RasPi — A Discussion on the Pi HAT Hardware Specification — The most versatile and powerful way of adding hardware functionality to the Raspberry Pi is to give it a HAT. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Last year, the Raspberry Pi Foundation delivered the third model of its professional-grade Raspberry Pi board. The Compute Module 3 (CM3) is a testament to the accelerating use of the commercial-grade version of the board in a broad cross-section of products that range from industrial automation and control to consumer electronics.You might not have heard about this widespread adoption, however. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is restrictive about the use of the Raspberry Pi trademark  in commercial marketing and promotion. Meanwhile, many companies consider their use of Pi to be competitive information and decline to talk about it. Consequently, professional applications of Raspberry Pi tend to remain unpublicized. However, there are certainly hundreds of examples, and maybe thousands, with more coming. The Raspberry Pi Foundation said that roughly one-third of the Pis that it sells go to commercial applications.Raspberry Pi resellers are seeing increased demand as well. “In a given month, the Compute Module will be 5% to 10% of our Raspberry Pi sales,” said Peter Wenzel, global director of Raspberry Pi products at element 14, one of the leading purveyors of Raspberry Pi products. “It’s growing, and we can’t forecast its growth enough.”Raspberry Pi was created for children to learn basic digital system design skills. The idea was to specify a basic board that would be simple but not so rudimentary as to be a toy. Raspberry Pi boards are designed to have more than adequate computation power to support a wide range of real-world applications as well as to be inexpensive and easy to use. It just so happens that those are some of the requirements for many commercial applications — so why not use it for commercial applications?At first, it wasn’t possible due to a lack of popular communications options and on-board memory, an inability to operate across the full temperature range typically specified for commercial products, and minimal flexibility for modification.All of that began to change with the introduction of the first Compute Module in 2014. It had some drawbacks for professional use, including the fact that the Broadcom chip ran a little too hot. But those drawbacks were addressed by the time CM3 was introduced in 2017. The Raspberry Pi 3 had become quite attractive for professional and/or commercial use.“So, what actually gives the Raspberry Pi 3 a significant leg up over smaller microcontroller boards? The key is the Broadcom BCM2837 — a microprocessor that has some unique advantages,” according to Nick Powers , an application marketing manager at Arrow Electronics, who evaluated the product when it came out. “The actual core is an Arm Cortex-A53, which features heaps of cache and floating-point units that help to speed up data manipulation, especially in advanced mathematics and graphics.”There are a couple of versions of the CM3. They both use Broadcom’s BCM2837 processor at up to 1.2 GHz and pack 1 GB of RAM. The standard version has 4 GB of on-board eMMC flash, while the Lite version is more stripped down, including bringing the SD card interface to the module pins so that users can connect to an eMMC or SD card of their choice, according to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The versions are priced at $30 and $25, respectively.Newark element14 (a subsidiary of Premier Farnell) sells the boards as specified by Raspberry Pi and also creates variations. Its most recent is the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ , built on a new quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 64-bit processor running at 1.4 GHz and featuring wireless connectivity (IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2) and better thermal management, among other changes. Model Bs are standard products, but the company will also build custom variations specified by customers. Wenzel said that Newark element14 has the only license to do that. Newark element14 recently began marketing a development kit as well.The combination of technical merits and low price make the CM3 attractive, but sometimes it’s just the ease of use. Because it’s so easy to use, explained Wenzel, it’s often considered for projects that need to be completed quickly. One of the 10 largest banks in the U.S. chose Raspberry Pi for precisely that reason when it wanted to upgrade its ATMs to support a new feature. Wenzel declined to identify the bank in part because it ultimately decided against the upgrade for business and not for technical reasons.Raspberry Pi was invented for kids, and even if there is a version aimed at professionals, it’s a bit of disservice to not describe the range of applications as fun bordering on bonkers.The survey of commercial uses of Raspberry Pi that follows includes examples provided by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, Newark element14, Comfile Technology, and Kunbus. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: IoT last_img read more

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Ohio State Fans Started A Petition To Stop The Banning Of Crop Tops

first_imgEarlier this week, the NCAA officially issued a rule change to ban college football players from wearing “crop top” jerseys (tucking their jerseys into their pads to expose their midsection) during games. This most notably affects Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, who popularized the look during the Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff run.Well, it looks like Ohio State fans are trying to strike back. A few have started a petition on change.org to block the NCAA from the rule change. They’ve already got over 5,500 signatures – and the official support of Elliott himself.Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State change.orgEarlier this week, Elliott’s father jokingly tweeted that he is going to wear a crop top jersey himself in the stands at games next year.We’re not sure if this petition is going to get the job done, but it makes it clear that Ohio State fans aren’t happy. [GameDayr]last_img read more

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Better Spot Rates Help Odfjell Shrink Loss

first_imgzoomIllustration; Source: Pixabay Norway-based tanker and terminal operator Odfjell has continued the trend of reducing its quarterly loss amid improved spot rates and lower bunker costs.The company’s net loss stood at USD 10.1 million in the second quarter of 2019, shrinking from a loss of USD 15.4 million reported in the previous quarter.Revenues improved to USD 243.2 million from USD 238.3 million in the preceding three-month period. Similarly, EBITDA marked a rise in the three-month period reaching USD 56.8 million, compared to USD 47.2 million in the first quarter of 2019.“The improvement in both spot and COA rates are still modest, but we continue to believe that we are in the early stage in the recovery of the chemical tanker market,” Kristian Mørch, CEO Odfjell SE, commented.Several vessels on time charters redelivered in 2019 were replaced by vessels at more favorable terms, contributing to the improved Odfjell Tankers EBITDA this quarter, that was at USD 50 million, up from USD 40 million seen in the previous quarter.The decreased Odfjell Terminals EBITDA of USD 6 million in the second quarter was attributed to a USD 1.6 million impairment related to the Ethylene project in Houston, after this project did not materialize.“We expect next quarter to be slightly affected by the seasonal slowdown in the chemical tanker market, but we still expect to report figures in line with the second quarter.”In the quarter ended June 30, Odfjell expanded its fleet with two vessels, a super-segregator was taken on long term bareboat charter, that was previously on commercial management to Odfjell Tankers, and one coated MR. The company is scheduled to take delivery of its first “super-segregator” newbuilding (49,000 dwt) from Hudong in August. The second newbuilding is expected to be handed over in October 2019, while the third vessel from the batch would join the fleet in January 2020.The two vessels from Fukuoka Shipbuilding are scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2020 on long-term bareboat contracts.The quarter also saw the company shed its stake in Odfjell Terminals Jiangyin (OTJ), China. The divestment is part of the company’s strategy to grow and focus on chemical terminals in locations where it can harvest synergies between its tanker and terminal branches.Odfjell further revealed that it was preparing for the new 2020 sulfur requirements by including new bunker adjustment clauses taking IMO 2020 into account into renewed contracts. Some contracts also include clauses where there is optionality to exit from the contract if an agreement on reference price can not be reached, the company said.last_img read more

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Rob and Marisol Thomas Honored at Annual Benefit for The Humane Society

first_imgThe Humane Society of the United States honored Sidewalk Angels Foundation, founded by Grammy Award-winning artist Rob Thomas and his philanthropist wife Marisol Thomas and luxury beauty brand Moroccanoil last week at the 2017 To the Rescue! New York gala at Cipriani 42nd Street.The evening raised $3 million for HSUS’ animal rescue efforts.Actress Malin Akerman presented the Thomases and their Sidewalk Angels Foundation with the HSUS Compassion in Action Award for making real change in helping those who have no voice. In her speech, Akerman praised the Thomases for their immediate reaction to animals in need during the tragic hurricanes that swept the U.S. this year.In their acceptance speech, Rob and Marisol Thomas thanked The HSUS for the honor and praised the organization’s unwavering dedication to helping animals out of harmful situations across the country.Marisol and Rob said: “This is a group effort. We need to all join forces to make real changes in this country and all over the world.”After accepting the Compassion in Action Award with his wife, Rob grabbed the mic to perform Matchbox Twenty’s classic hits, “Smooth,” “Little Wonders” and “Lonely No More.”The HSUS honored Moroccanoil with its Corporate Consciousness Award for making animal welfare and social responsibility its cornerstone.Caring for thousands of animals each year, The HSUS and its global affiliate Humane Society International deploy responders across the country and the world to help animals at risk or suffering in puppy mills, dogfighting rings, large scale-neglect cases and natural disasters.Guests enjoyed a three-course vegan meal prepared by Chef Chloe Coscarelli, a live auction, and exclusive entertainment by Thomas. Actress Kate Mara and Dylan’s Candy Bar founder Dylan Lauren co-presented the Animal Rescue Team portion of the program.Additional supporters in attendance included Nigel and Cristen Barker, Wes Gordon, Nicky Hilton Rothchild, Cathy Kangas, Joe Kernen (CNBC “Squawk Box”), Ariana Rockefeller, Sadie Sink, Jack Welch, and Paul Wesley.This year’s gala was chaired by David Brownstein and Suzy Welch, along with Co-Hosts Georgina Bloomberg, Amanda Hearst and Stephen Read.Moroccanoil sponored this year’s gala. The event was produced in partnership with Celebrity Event Planner Liron David of Eventiquelast_img read more

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US Emirates strike deal resolving airline spat

first_imgWASHINGTON – The United States and the United Arab Emirates signed a deal Friday to resolve a years-old spat over alleged Emirati government subsidies to its airlines and accusations of unfair competition in the U.S.After months of negotiations, a deal was reached that was carefully constructed to allow both sides to claim victory. Yet in a sign of how testy the issue has become, the Emiratis and the U.S. airlines immediately disagreed about what the deal said about the most controversial issue: flights to the U.S. that don’t stop in the UAE.The deal was signed in private at the State Department by Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh and Emirati Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef al-Otaiba. The State Department declined to comment. The Associated Press obtained the text of the agreement, known as a “record of discussion.”Under the deal, Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways agreed to voluntarily open up their accounting books by publishing annual financial statements “consistent with internationally recognized accounting standards.” The major U.S. carriers — Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines — have long alleged those financials obscure billions in hidden subsidies by the Emirati government.The more sensitive issue related to so-called “Fifth Freedom flights” in which passengers can fly to or from the United States to third countries without ever setting foot in the UAE.The U.S. airlines had sought a “freeze” — a binding commitment that they wouldn’t offer any more Fifth Freedom flights — from the Gulf airlines. Instead, they got a side letter in which the Emiratis state they currently have no plans to add more of the flights. Currently, Emirates offers flights directly from New York-area airports to Milan, Italy, and Athens.Otaiba, the Emirati ambassador, called that a victory, because Emirati airlines would remain “free to continue to add and adjust routes and services.”“The UAE is very pleased that our understanding with the U.S. preserves all of the benefits of Open Skies for travellers, airlines, communities and aerospace companies in both countries and around the world,” Otaiba said, referring to the so-called open skies agreements that govern international civilian air travel.Not so, said Scott Reed of the coalition representing the big three U.S. airlines.“This agreement will freeze Emirates and Etihad Airways from adding additional direct flights from the United States to Europe and Asia,” Reed said in a statement.The reality is somewhere in between. In the side letter, the Emiratis do not explicitly promise never to add more such routes, but simply indicate none are planned. Still, the agreement rests on a tacit understanding between the U.S. and Emirati governments that more routes won’t be added, several individuals familiar with the negotiations said.The deal is expected to be announced Monday when the Emirati foreign minister visits Washington, according to a State Department official, who wasn’t authorized to speak to reporters about the agreement and requested anonymity.The U.S. airlines can also point to language included in the agreement that affirms their longstanding claim that Emirati government subsidies are hurting their business. The agreement says that both sides agree “that such government support in whatever form may adversely impact competition in providing international air transportation.”That led Reed, the U.S. airlines representative, to call it a “win.”“We are extremely pleased that the UAE has finally admitted what we have said all along: that their government subsidies harm competition,” Reed said.Yet in another example of how the deal gives both sides room to say that the other side caved, it also includes language that effectively states the opposite.“The delegations stated that government support in whatever form — including policies, practices, and rules — is neither uncommon nor necessarily problematic in the global aviation sector,” the agreement says, paradoxically.Both of the Emirati airlines have long denied receiving unfair government subsidies. The three U.S. carriers have spent huge sums over the last three years pressing the Obama administration and Trump administration for tough action, and have been eager to show a win on the issue. The airlines have hoped that if they have more visibility into the finances of the state-owned Emirati airlines, the Emiratis will no longer be able to get away with unfair subsidies.The deal closely mirrors one reached in January between the U.S. and Qatar. For the UAE, the agreement averts the more serious step U.S. airlines wanted: re-opening the open skies treaties, which could ultimately lead to less favourable conditions for Persian Gulf airlines.___Reach Josh Lederman on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joshledermanAPlast_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,161.30, down 101.58 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 15 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $8.95 on 18.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up $1.57, or 9.25 per cent, to $18.55 on 16.6 million sharesBombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down 11 cents, or 2.55 per cent, to $4.20 on 14.6 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $9.19, or 15.4 per cent, to $68.83 on 13.8 million shares.Cronos Group Inc. (TSX:CRON). Health care. Up $1.84, or 14.4 per cent, to $14.65 on 7.7 million shares.The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. Health care. Up $1.44, or 25.4 per cent, to $7.10 on 7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR). Retail. Up six cents to $74.91 on 710,000 shares traded. The parent company of Tim Hortons seized the restaurants of the head of an unsanctioned franchisee group after he allegedly leaked sensitive corporate news to the media. David Hughes, president of the Great White North Franchisee Association, received a phone call Sunday afternoon, roughly four minutes before the company locked him out of his four Lethbridge, Alta., coffee shops, he said.Laurentian Bank. (TSX:LB). Financials. Down 2.89 or 6.2 per cent to $43.63 on 1.77 million shares traded. Laurentian Bank of Canada’s net income was virtually flat in the third quarter compared with last year at $54.9 million, as the company recorded acquisition-related costs and other expense increases that offset five per cent higher revenue. Adjusted earnings fell to $59.4 million or $1.34 per share for the three months ended July 31, down from $59.9 million or $1.63 per share in last year’s third quarter. Revenues rose $12.7 million to $260.7 million.last_img read more

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Private operators to pick up many of BCs Greyhound routes but gaps

first_imgVICTORIA – A patchwork of transportation service is being stitched together across British Columbia as Greyhound pulls its buses out of Western Canada, but some holes still remain in rural areas, says Transportation Minister Claire Trevena.Private operators are moving to provide service to much of the province following Greyhound’s decision, she said.So far, 83 per cent of the company’s routes in B.C. will be covered by private operators by the end of this year, said Trevena on Monday.“It was a disappointing decision and it left us scrambling in Western Canada,” she said.Citing poor economic returns, Greyhound eliminated its service in northern B.C. in May. In July, it announced its complete withdrawal of passenger and freight service in Western Canada and parts of Ontario, effective on Wednesday.Trevena said the province launched BC Bus North earlier this year to cover the majority of northern routes that Greyhound eliminated, which included twice-weekly round trips from Prince Rupert to Prince George.The government also tasked the Passenger Transportation Board with inviting private bus service proposals and fast-tracking applications for entrepreneurs who offer service to regional areas and smaller, more remote communities, she said. The independent board makes decisions on the licensing of buses, taxis, limousines and shuttle vans in B.C.Trevena said one private-sector provider will reinstate service from Vancouver to the B.C.-Alberta border by highways 5 and 1.“In fact, you will be able to get on a bus in Vancouver and end up in Winnipeg,” she added.The minister said the government’s northern service and the addition of private operators ensures people in B.C. can travel safely, affordably and reliably through much of the province.“Reliable bus service is critical in making sure people feel secure in the communities they call home,” she said.The board recently approved a reservation-only bus service from the Merritt area, which includes trips to Langley and Prince George. It would also provide service from Merritt to the nearby Highland Valley Copper Mine.Wilson’s Group of Companies, which provides connecting services to BC Ferries from Victoria and Vancouver and runs an Island route to Tofino, said the board approved its plan to offer bus service from downtown Vancouver to Kelowna and Kamloops, starting early next month.The board has also received an application from Little Shuswap Taxi in Chase to provide reservation-only service between Salmon Arm and Kamloops, including stops at area Indigenous communities.But Trevena said several areas of the province are still looking for some form of transportation after the Greyhound pull out.“There are gaps and more work needs to be done,” she said. “As of today there are eight sections of routes that Greyhound was operating that haven’t been filled by private operators.”B.C.’s Opposition Liberals called on Trevena to make public its data that concludes 83 per cent of Greyhound’s routes will be covered by private operators.Transportation critic Jordan Sturdy said when total stops at communities are considered compared with the number of routes, the service number drops to 45 per cent.He said the Liberals are also concerned the taxpayer funded BC Bus North service is a pilot program that is due to end in June.Among those areas left without service are routes from Cache Creek to Kamloops, Kamloops to Valemount and Dawson Creek to the Alberta border, Trevena said.Other areas without service include the Hope-Princeton Highway corridor, the route between Salmo and Creston in the Kootenays and Cranbrook to the Alberta border, she said.last_img read more

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Civil Defence dept puts boatmen, rescue teams & emergency vehicles in place to safeguard Kolkatans

first_imgKolkata: The Disaster Management and Civil Defence department has taken up adequate preventive measures to combat the cyclone Fani, which is expected to hit various South Bengal districts on late Friday evening.According to a Civil Defence official, all arrangements have been put in place in the coastal districts of the state, including the city. As many as 44 boats have been swung into action to handle emergency situations. Around 150 boatmen have been deployed in various districts, which include West Midnapore, East Midnapore, Jhargram, Hooghly, Howrah, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas and Kolkata. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”The boatmen have been given special training on rescuing people in danger. They have also been imparted with police training. Civil Defence Rescue vehicles have already been pressed into action in various districts. Around 17 such vehicles equipped with various modern instruments have been engaged in the coastal districts. The rescue vehicles will have equipment needed to cut uprooted trees and rescue people from buildings in case of an emergency,” a Civil Defence official said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayHe also stated that as many as 34 quick response teams have been formed in various districts, including the city. Each rescue team comprises eight members who have special training in various fields related to disaster management. The teams have modern equipment to tackle the impending crisis. It has also been learnt that 65 Nuliahs (divers) and fishermen have been deployed in Digha and Mandarmani in East Midnapore since Thursday. The Nuliahs have been kept in the coastal regions of the district, where they will keep an eye on the sea beaches. They may also voyage into the sea if the situation demands. The Nuliahs have special training to float in the sea and rescue people. It may be mentioned all the disaster management and civil defence mechanisms have been put in place since Thursday. The district administration will decide how long the rescue teams and civil defence personnel will remain stationed in the districts. All the disaster management officials in the city have been alerted.last_img read more

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Germany Takes the Top Spot in Soccer Rankings

Here’s another stunning aspect of Germany’s 7-1 domination of Brazil on Tuesday: We have a new best soccer team in the world. The blowout changed the landscape of ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (SPI) ratings. Going into the match, here’s what the SPI top five looked like:Despite somewhat unimpressive play in the World Cup, Brazil still ranked first over Argentina by a healthy margin, and the Germans ranked fourth. But when ESPN’s Stats & Info team recalculated the SPI on Wednesday morning, a very different picture emerged:Essentially, Germany’s incredibly lopsided victory caused it to flip spots with Brazil. Now the Germans have a sizable lead over the rest of the field (nearly as big a separation as Brazil had going into the tournament), and Brazil has dropped to fourth behind the Argentines and Colombians. (Note, too, that Colombia’s SPI dropped marginally, because Brazil’s loss affected the strength-of-schedule component of its rating.)SPI was wrong Tuesday in its estimation of the relative qualities of Germany and Brazil, even after adjusting for the loss of Brazil’s superstar forward, Neymar. But the good thing about a rating system like SPI is that it can use new information to revise its estimates; the stronger the new evidence, the greater the adjustment. And a 7-1 win is strong evidence that SPI had Germany rated too low and Brazil too highly. read more

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The aura of Opening Day

For baseball enthusiasts, Opening Day means adults take off work, children are taken out of school, and college students skip class to witness the start of the MLB season.There’s nothing like it, especially in Cincinnati, where Opening Day is an unofficial holiday. There’s the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, which mazes through the streets of the Queen City. There are the pregame meals at Skyline Chili, where you can eat the best chili around. And then there’s the actual game.It’s the only game of the year that it doesn’t bother me if the Reds lose. Okay, it doesn’t bother me as much. It’s also the only game where all the pregame shenanigans don’t bother me at all. How can you not get goose bumps watching a fly-over with four F-16s? Or be moved hearing the National Anthem sung by former Bengal tight end Ben Utecht?The excitement and pure bliss in the atmosphere is contagious. If there was this much optimism in the world every day, depression would cease to exist.That optimism also translates to the season itself. Whether you’re a Yankees fan or a Royals fan, it’s impossible to not have some glimmer of hope at the onset of the season. That brings me back to the Reds, who are trying to reverse a decade of futility.There are no excuses for the Reds this year. Their young guys took their licks last season. Right fielder Jay Bruce’s batting average hovered around the Mendoza line for much of year before breaking his wrist. First baseman Joey Votto battled depression and anxiety issues following the death of his father.The young starting pitching also struggled. Homer Bailey wasn’t consistent until the end of the season. Johnny Cueto was consistently inconsistent. Edinson Volquez blew out his elbow in June.But there is palpable hope for the Reds this year. Their rotation of Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo, Cueto, Bailey and Mike Leake is second-best in the division behind the St. Louis Cardinals.The strength of the team is the bullpen, which ranked third in the NL last year in ERA and is anchored by All-Star closer Francisco “Coco” Cordero. Setting up Cordero is hard-throwing right-hander Nick Masset and ageless left-handed Arthur Rhodes.The lineup is stocked with both youngsters and veterans. Alarmingly quick center fielder Drew Stubbs and rock-solid shortstop Orlando Cabrera will be at the top of the batting order. Votto, second baseman Brandon Phillips and third baseman Scott Rolen will be the main run-producers. Bruce, catcher Ramon Hernandez and a platoon of speed demon Chris Dickerson and Shrek look-alike Jonny Gomes will round out the lineup in left field.Votto is on the cusp of being a perennial 30-home run, 100-plus RBI player. Bruce and Phillips both should have 25 home runs and 90 or more RBIs. Cabrera, Rolen and Hernandez are veteran hitters with long histories of being line-drive machines and clutch-run producers. Add in the speed of Stubbs and Dickerson, and the Reds should end their run-scoring struggles.But as always, there are “ifs” with the Reds. For baseball’s oldest franchise, injuries derailed the team last season. The opening day lineup only played 10 games together. It very well could happen again this year, as one of the team’s glaring weaknesses is lack of depth.However, for the first time in years, roster competition is fierce. The Reds’ farm system depth is rapidly improving under general manager Walt Jocketty, who dipped into the past to recruit former Reds greats such as Eric Davis, Barry Larkin and Joe Morgan to come to spring training as guest instructors.The team also has a handful of wild cards. Volquez should be back by August at the latest and could contribute during a potential stretch run. Youngsters Juan Francisco and Yonder Alonso look like the next David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval. The Reds also have Travis Wood, who was the MLB.com Double-A Starting Pitcher of the Year, and Leake, who went 16-1 with a 1.17 ERA last season for Arizona State, waiting in the fold.And of course, no mention of Reds’ prospects is complete without left-handed Cuban defector Aroldis Chapman. There’s no precedent for what Chapman can mean to the Reds. Armed with a fastball topping out in triple digits, a Randy Johnson slider and a rapidly developing changeup, Chapman has the ability to be a dominant No. 1 starter. The Reds are doing the right thing by shipping him to the minors to get him some seasoning and to adjust to the American way of life.But my favorite thing about Chapman has nothing to do with his potential. It’s that he’s going to be essentially immune from pressure. Before he defected, Chapman was pitching in Cuba … for food. If he did not pitch well, he couldn’t feed his family. When he’s clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh inning and staring down Albert Pujols with the bases loaded and the division lead on the line, Chapman won’t back down. He’ll accept the challenge.Which is what Chapman and the rest of the Reds need to do: embrace the pressure, revel in it and deliver a winning season to a city that’s dying for an October pennant race. Despite an Opening Day loss, there remains hope. read more

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Ohio State basketball on top of Big Ten standings

The Ohio State men’s basketball team is alone in first place in the Big Ten standings, but they aren’t celebrating about it. Not yet, anyway. The now-No. 3-ranked Buckeyes defeated then-No. 20-ranked Michigan, 64-49, Sunday to move into the top spot in the conference, but coaches and players alike said they aren’t concerned with their standing in the Big Ten at this point in the season. OSU has far from completed its Big Ten schedule — two games against Michigan State, away games at Northwestern and Michigan, and a Saturday trip to Wisconsin still await the Buckeyes. It’s understandable why the team might not be in a mood to rejoice in its No. 1 position in the Big Ten. “The game on Saturday against Wisconsin,” said sophomore forward Jared Sullinger. “That’s the biggest focus right now.” OSU’s average margin of victory through its first 21 games is 22 points, and Sunday’s 15-point victory against the Wolverines was the second-closest game the men’s team has played at the Schottenstein Center so far this season. OSU sophomore guard Lenzelle Smith Jr., said it was good for the Buckeyes to win a tighter contest. “It feels good — it goes to show us that even if we don’t blow someone out, if we stay together and get through the adversity, we can pull out a win,” Smith Jr., said. “We grinded it out, things didn’t go our way, but we made the best of the situation.” OSU coach Thad Matta agreed with Smith Jr., saying it was good to win a “grind-it-out” game. “It’s probably good for us,” Matta said. “We knew going in (to the Michigan game) it was going to be a hard-fought battle. You know, we haven’t had those. We’ve had sizeable leads at halftime the last couple of games. Hopefully we’re a better team because of it.” The Buckeyes’ remaining regular season schedule will see the team play five home games and five away games. The team will then travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Tournament, where the team could play as many as four games from March 8-11. Then comes the NCAA Tournament. Perhaps with an eye on his team’s remaining schedule, Matta said he likes where his team is positioned in the conference, but added that there is much more basketball to be played. “It’s such a long season and we have to keep the focus on us,” Matta said. “Obviously, there’s some things we need to continue to get better at.” After the win against Michigan, Matta did concede that the No. 1 spot in the Big Ten is the preferable position to be in, though. “It beats second (place),” Matta said. “I do know that.” The Buckeyes (19-3, 7-2) continue conference play on Saturday against No. 19 Wisconsin (17-5, 6-3). Opening tip at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis., is scheduled for 2 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. read more

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The Best Damn Pod In The Land Episode 10 Ohio State and

Colin Gay and Wyatt Crosher discuss Ohio State’s No. 10 ranking in the first College Football Playoff rankings, and its matchup on Saturday with Nebraska. In hockey, they discuss the men’s struggles against Bowling Green heading into a top-five matchup with Notre Dame, and the women’s continued success behind Braendli. In basketball, the men’s team opens up its season with an exhibition against UNC Pembroke this weekend.

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Lacazette sends message to Arsenals top four rivals

first_imgArsenal striker Alexander Lacazette was an important player as the Gunners closed the gap to Chelsea to three points with a win over the Blues on Saturday.The France international scored the first goal as Arsenal won 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to move to within three points of Maurizio Sarri’s men who sit in fourth position in the Premier League.Speaking after the game, Lacazette sent a strong message to the Gunners top four rivals.“[We are now] Three points to Chelsea, we are still in the race and we will fight until the end,” he told BT Sport, as quoted by Football.London.“It is what the coach asked us for. We fight all the game.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“It was not easy for us.”Meanwhile, the former Olympique Lyonnais star said he was delighted to get on the scoresheet as he helped Arsenal into the lead early on in the game with a powerful strike that flew past Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.“It was a good ball from Hector [Bellerin] and I am happy,” he added.last_img read more

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Higginbotham reveals why Pogba Rashford are excelling at Man Utd

first_imgFormer Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham gave his verdict on Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford’s strong form.Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as an interim coach at United, Pogba has managed six goals and five assists in nine appearances and produced another brilliant display to assist Rashford for the match-winner against Leicester City on Sunday.Meanwhile, Rashford himself has found the net six times since Solskjaer moved him into his preferred centre-forward role.“They’ve got their best players playing in their best positions and it’s proving hugely successful for them,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports.“Obviously, there are still question marks over the defensive side of the team, but they are scoring so many goals.“You’ve got Marcus Rashford playing in his favourite position through the middle and he is going from strength to strength. The run he is on at the moment is unbelievable.“And then there’s Paul Pogba. He’s now looking like the player that is one of the best midfielders in the world and he’s been given the freedom to go and express himself.”Nine wins and a draw have enabled United to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup and close the gap to the top-four in the Premier League table to just two points under Solskjaer.Higginbotham added: “You’ve got to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unbelievable credit. “Everything he touches turns to gold.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“I’ve heard a number of people saying anybody could have gone in and done that. No, they couldn’t, I’m sorry but they couldn’t. It doesn’t work like that.“What he’s done is he’s gone in there and looked at the team. What you see with the top managers and we see it all around world football, play your best players in their best positions and build a team around them in order to get the best out of them.”As for whether the Red Devils can snatch a top-four spot, Higginbotham said: “I think so and that’s something we wouldn’t have said a couple of months ago.“You have to give Solskjaer great credit because United are now playing to their strengths.”Rashford was named United’s Player of the Month for his strong performances in January.Horn Hill ➡️ Castle Black ➡️ The Citadel ➡️ Winterfell ➡️ Manchester 🏆Thanks for coming all this way to present @MarcusRashford with his #MUFC POTM award, @JohnBradleyWest! 😁 pic.twitter.com/mWz6Uovznh— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 7, 2019last_img read more

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Want a Galaxy S10 S10 Plus or S10E Already have one Start

first_img Should I wait for the Galaxy S10 5G?  Hands-on with the Galaxy S10 5G’s portrait video mode and live 5G demoGalaxy S10 5G: Everything you need to knowS10 5G isn’t the only 5G phone coming. It’s got companyWhy you shouldn’t buy a 5G phone right now5G will rule on high-end phones by the end of the yeargalaxy-fold-mwc-2019Samsung teased the Galaxy Fold behind glass at MWC 2019, the world’s largest mobile show. Jessica Dolcourt/CNET 5:18 28 Photos $999 Published March 8 at 4 a.m. PT. Update, 9:30 a.m. and 2:04 p.m. PT: Adds more links. Update, March 9: Republished.Update, March 13 and 18: Added new links. Best hidden Galaxy S10 features you need to know now Now playing: Watch this: Now playing: Watch this: Galaxy S10 Plus is an everything phone 2:48 Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: CNET editors react Phones 3:33 Galaxy S10E is the dynamite, maverick Galaxy S10 MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about Galaxy S10 phones compared to other phones Galaxy S10 versus iPhone XS and Pixel 3Galaxy S10 versus Galaxy FoldGalaxy S10E versus iPhone XRGalaxy S10 Plus versus iPhone XS Max, Pixel 3XL Now playing: Watch this: CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Abt Electronics Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E: Every camera lens and curve See It Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB, prism black) $999 You can use Samsung.com or the Shop Samsung app on an Android device to order an unlocked, or carrier specific, version of the S10 model you want. (Here’s the Samsung UK store and also the Australian store.) Best Buy Tags Why the Galaxy S10’s ultrasonic fingerprint reader matters You’ve already bought a Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10: 10 tips and tricks for Samsung’s latest phoneIt’s ridiculously easy to pair your Galaxy Buds with the Galaxy S10How to remap the Bixby button on your Galaxy S10 phoneGalaxy S10 and S10 Plus comes with a $30 screen protector out of the box Which other phones are coming out this year? LG V50 5G phone this spring LG G8 ThinQ with unique gesture controlsNokia 9 PureView with five rear camerasZTE Axon Pro 5GOnePlus 7 (rumored)Google Pixel 4 (rumored)Keep an eye on this page for more Galaxy S10 reviews, tips and deals in the coming days. Galaxy S10 5G camera, 5G demo at MWC 2019center_img $833 Now playing: Watch this: See It Galaxy S10 tips and tricks Review • Galaxy S10 Plus braces for Galaxy Note 10 impact 56 Photos Comments Now playing: Watch this: See it 64 Photos Samsung 9:54 You’re thinking about buying a Galaxy S10 See Galaxy S10E buying options | See Galaxy S10 buying options | See Galaxy S10 Plus buying options  How to pick the right Galaxy S10 phone for youHow to buy the Galaxy S10 phonesVerizon offers buy-one, get-one on Galaxy S10 phonesT-Mobile has deals on the Galaxy S10 phones, tooBest Galaxy S10 deals right nowGalaxy S10 has one killer feature the iPhone XS doesn’t Galaxy S10 Plus review: Absolutely one of the top phones for 2019Galaxy S10E ongoing review: Shaping up to be a powerhouseHere’s what Galaxy S10 photos look likeThe S10 phones support Wi-Fi 6: Here’s what you need to knowCNET is giving away a free Galaxy S10 Plus. Here’s how to winYou can use one Galaxy S10 phone to wireless charge any Qi-enabled device. Angela Lang/CNET 10:36 See It Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Buying optionsNote that CNET  may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. 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Whether you’ve already bought one, are going to buy one or are still on the fence, there’s a lot you’ll want to know about Samsung’s latest batch of phones. Like how much they cost, what the difference is between them, what the accessories are like and if the phones themselves are any good. You might also wonder if it’s worth buying one of these three Galaxy S10s with the Galaxy S10 5G headed our way this summer, and the foldable Galaxy Fold coming out even sooner than that, on April 26. Or how about the competition — which other phones are around the bend, and is it worth it to wait? There’s a lot to go over, but we’ll try to point you in the right direction to find what you want. How about the Galaxy Fold? Galaxy Fold is the most exciting phone we’ve seen in yearsGalaxy Fold versus Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Many other foldable phones are comingSamsung said to be working on two more foldable phones You’re definitely buying a Galaxy S10 Galaxy S10 Plus review: Already one of the year’s best phonesGalaxy S10E review: Samsung’s answer to the iPhone XR delivers bigGalaxy S10, S10 Plus, S10E, S10 5G: What’s the difference?Galaxy S10 phone updates are already waiting for youYou could get six months of Spotify premium free with your Galaxy S10Ceramic versus glass. Which Galaxy S10 Plus is stronger?I missed out on the free Galaxy Buds. Should I buy them? Here’s how much they costShould I also buy the Galaxy Watch Active?What’s an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner?27-samsung-galaxy-s10The Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10 5G make use of an in-screen fingerprint reader. Sarah Tew/CNET 5G Google LG Samsung Verizonlast_img read more

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BSE closes points 27777 down on Jan 2

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 02 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 277.77 points down to stand at 20,862.71. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 80.50 points down to stand at 6,215.40. Power grid corporation of India Ltd. and Ashok Leyland were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 2.47% and 2.33% along with Strides Arcolab Ltd. and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. with an increase of 1.57% and 1.16% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include JPINFRATEC and Century Tex with a decrease of 7.00% and 6.61% along with Adani Power and Suzlon Energy with a decrease of 6.45% and 6.43% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 120.29 points at 12,154.28 while the banking sector is down 264.05 points at 12,746.34 and the realty sector is down 44.95 points at 1,429.84. The Indian currency is down 0.34% at Rs 62.11 per dollar.last_img read more

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Aamir Khans daughter Ira Khans latest pictures are winning hearts on social

first_imgAamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan’s latest pictures are winning hearts on social media.InstagramAamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan was recently in the news for pictures with a guy named Mishaal Kirpalani on Instagram, who was reportedly her boyfriend. The girl has been sharing a lot of candid pictures lately, and mostly from her trip to Canada and to the US, and her time there as a student.Ira Khan’s latest pictures are again winning hearts on social media. One of her latest pictures is that of her throwback when she was just five. “I was cutest when I was 5,” says Ira Khan with a smiley. And we do think she looks really cute in the picture!But it’s photos from her life as a young 22-year-old that have caught the attention of netizens. Ira Khan not only shares her own pictures – and she’s rather pretty – but also pictures taken by her, be it of nature, of dogs, of sea life at the Georgia Aquarium, of works of art, of the beach or simply shots with her best friends and then her famous dad Aamir Khan on his birthday.Ira Khan is interested in acting and may make her acting debut sooner than her elder brother Junaid Khan, who is more into theatre, as per Aamir Khan. Ira Khan has an artistic eye and is a footballer as well. We are keen to know what kind of movies she would want to do and whether it’ll be in Bollywood or in Hollywood / World Cinema.Take a look at Ira Khan’s fantastic pictures on Instagram, new and old ones.last_img read more

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Body recommends sack of 4 cops over Tangail police firing

first_imgA probe body, formed to investigate the ‘police firing’ on demonstrators in Kalihati upazila of Tangail that left four people dead and 50 others injured in 2015, has recommended terminating four policemen responsible for the incident, reports UNB.On conclusion of the departmental probe by the Tangail district police after two years of the tragedy, the committee recommended punishment of eight policemen, said Mahbub Alam, superintendent of Tangail police.The probe report was sent to the police headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday, the police super added.The policemen who are recommended to be fired are Munsef Ahmed, the then sub-inspector (SI) of Ghatail police station, Salim Uddin, SI of Kalihati police station, and constables Ziaul Haque and Aminul Islam.The probe body also suggested putting the increment process of four other policemen — Omar Faruk, SI of Ghatail police station, Abul Bashar, SI of Kalihati police station, Constables Mahtab Uddin and Tomal Barmon– on hold.On 18 September 2015, four people were killed and 50 others injured, as police allegedly opened fire and charged baton on some people demonstrating against torture on a youth and his mother in Kalihati upazila.The incident took place when police intercepted a procession brought out by a group of people of Kalihati and Ghatail upazilas during their march towards Kalihati police station to lay a siege to it demanding exemplary punishment of the culprits who had stripped naked a youth in front of his mother and took photo of the incident at Satutia village in the upazila.last_img read more

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2018 Oscar Winners The Complete List

first_imgKevin Winter/Getty ImagesFrances McDormand won best actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. As she accepted her award, she asked all other female Oscar nominees to stand up and be recognized.Updated at 11:46 p.m. ETGuillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water is taking home the evening’s biggest prize, best picture. The film follows a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with an amphibian creature in a Cold War-era government lab.The rest of the winners are listed below.Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/APGuillermo del Toro, winner of the award for best director for “The Shape of Water” celebrates in the audience at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.Best pictureCall Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape Of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriDirectingChristopher Nolan (Dunkirk) Jordan Peele (Get Out) Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread) Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water)Actress in a leading roleSally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water) Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) Meryl Streep (The Post)Actor in a leading roleTimothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name) Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread) Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.)Writing (original screenplay)Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) Jordan Peele (Get Out) Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) Screenplay by Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor; story by Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water) Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Writing (adapted screenplay)James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name) Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (The Disaster Artist) Screenplay by Scott Frank, James Mangold and Michael Green; story by James Mangold (Logan) Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game) Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees (Mudbound)Animated feature filmThe Boss Baby The Breadwinner Coco Ferdinand Loving VincentMusic (original song)“Mighty River” by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson (Mudbound) “Mystery of Love” by Sufjan Stevens (Call Me By Your Name) “Remember Me” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Coco) “Stand Up for Something” by Diane Warren and Lonnie R. Lynn (aka Common) (Marshall) “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (The Greatest Showman)Documentary (feature)Abacus: Small Enough To Jail Faces Places Icarus Last Men In Aleppo Strong IslandDocumentary (short subject)Edith + Eddie Heaven Is A Traffic Jam On The 405 Heroin(e) Knife Skills Traffic StopForeign language filmA Fantastic Woman (Chile) The Insult (Lebanon) Loveless (Russia) On Body And Soul (Hungary) The Square (Sweden)Actor in a supporting roleWillem Dafoe (The Florida Project) Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) Richard Jenkins (The Shape Of Water) Christopher Plummer (All The Money In The World) Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Actress in a supporting roleMary J. Blige (Mudbound) Allison Janney (I, Tonya) Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird) Octavia Spencer (The Shape Of Water)Makeup and hairstylingKazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour) Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard (Victoria & Abdul) Arjen Tuiten (Wonder)Film editingPaul Machliss and Jonathan Amos (Baby Driver) Lee Smith (Dunkirk) Tatiana S. Riegel (I, Tonya) Sidney Wolinsky (The Shape Of Water) Jon Gregory (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Visual effectsJohn Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover (Blade Runner 2049) Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Jonathan Fawkner and Dan Sudick (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2) Stephen Rosenbaum, Jeff White, Scott Benza and Mike Meinardus (Kong: Skull Island) Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Joe Letteri, Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon and Joel Whist (War For The Planet Of The Apes)Music (original score)Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk) Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread) Alexandre Desplat (The Shape Of Water) John Williams (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)Short film (live action)DeKalb Elementary The Eleven O’Clock My Nephew Emmett The Silent Child Watu Wote/All Of UsShort film (animated)Dear Basketball Garden Party Lou Negative Space Revolting RhymesSound mixingJulian Slater, Tim Cavagin and Mary H. Ellis (Baby Driver) Ron Bartless, Doug Hemphill and Mac Ruth (Blade Runner 2049) Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker and Gary A. Rizzo (Dunkirk) Christian Cooke, Brad Zoern and Glen Gauthier (The Shape Of Water) David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Stuart Wilson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)Sound editingJulian Slater (Baby Driver) Mark Mangini and Theo Green (Blade Runner 2049) Richard King and Alex Gibson (Dunkirk) Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira (The Shape Of Water) Matthew Wood and Ren Klyce (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)Costume designJacqueline Durran (Beauty And The Beast) Jacqueline Durran (Darkest Hour) Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread) Luis Sequeira (The Shape Of Water) Consolata Boyle (Victoria & Abdul)CinematographyRoger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) Bruno Delbonnel (Darkest Hour) Hoyte Van Hoytema (Dunkirk) Rachel Morrison (Mudbound) Dan Lausten (The Shape Of Water)Production designSarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (Beauty And The Beast) Dennis Gassner and Alessandra Querzola (Blade Runner 2049) Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer (Darkest Hour) Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis (Dunkirk) Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin (The Shape Of Water)Copyright 2018 NPR. 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How to find a black hole

first_img Landmark study signals shift in thinking about stem cell differentiation Since the 1960’s, physicists have been analyzing the theory of black holes and astronomers have been looking for examples in the universe.A black hole is a concentration of mass so enormous that it exhibits its own gravitational force. This force is so great, that nothing escapes from it. Researchers have found a method to find black holes and analyze their characteristics, such as their mass and gravitational force, to determine if they are in fact black holes.Astrophysicists first look for compact, massive, dark objects in the center of nearby galaxies. Then they use Newtonian physics and a series of equations to measure the mass and spin angle of the object. If the object is at least three times the mass of the sun, it is classified as a black hole. However, the mass of most objects found are 10 million times the mass of the sun.Current research focuses on finding yet more black holes and in particular, discovering if they contain event horizons. An event horizon is a one-way barrier that causes the isolation of the black hole’s interior from the outside universe. Matter, energy, information, and radiation, for example, can fall into the black hole, but nothing, not even light, can get out.For years, astronomers have been studying a huge, dark object in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy that affects the motion of the stars and gasses that are nearby.Infrared technology has been used to discover that there are stars orbiting this object. The mass of this object is 30 million times the mass of the sun. Most astrophysicists have accepted that this is a black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.Physicists and astronomers alike are working to find even more black holes in many different galaxies, and to find stronger evidence that they have event horizons.So it appears that the existence of black holes may not be such a mystery. However, the intrigue still remains at the thought of enormous black objects with masses at least 10 million times that of the sun.Could they be at the center of every galaxy?Reference:Narayan R. 2005. Black holes in astrophysics. New Journal of Physics. 7:199.Image: Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial PhysicsStory: by Gina Buss, Copyright PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: How to find a black hole (2005, October 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2005-10-black-hole.htmlcenter_img Explore further Black holes. Just the name evokes mystery and intrigue. But do they really exist?Scientists have discovered at least 20 objects in 20 different galaxies that are potential black holes and may contain event horizons. A black hole may even be at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.last_img read more

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